Sqwishful partners with environmentally-mindful producers to craft a long-lasting, compostable sponge made from plants.
Why we love it
We love a new addition to the kitchen that wins at both form and function. Made with natural bamboo, sisal, and hemp, not only is this dish brush a win for zero plastic, it looks great by the sink too. Now, every time you wash the dishes, it’s like entering a set for a home goods photo op. Scrub away.
How it does good
Wiping out BPA and plastic waste
Research shows that, when it comes to bacteria, kitchen sponges are the germiest things in our houses, even dirtier than toilets. It’s no wonder that trillions of sponges are tossed every year, but, when they’re made of plastic and end up in landfills, this can be a big problem for the environment. Inspired to change her life by a medical diagnosis and the revelation that women with PCOS have greater amounts of BPA in their bodies, Sqwishful’s founder aspires toward helping others live their lives plastic-free. Sqwishful sponges are made from plant ingredients, not plastic, and they’re compressed and compostable for a small carbon footprint. They also use renewable resources and partner with suppliers using alternative energy sources.
responsible sourcingYou can trace Sqwishful’s sponges to sustainably-grown wood pulp from the Pacific Northwest and native bamboo from China. They source from partners committed to recycling waste and utilizing hydroelectric power.
low carbon footprintSqwishful partners with producers and manufacturers who offset their carbon production by planting trees. Their dedication to recyclable, compostable products and packaging keeps waste out of landfills, and the sustainable practices used by their partners are better for long-term plant growth.
recyclable packagingBoth their plastic-free, tree-free sugarcane packaging and plant-based sponges are home compostable (just cut the sponge up, and add it to your compost). You can also curbside recycle the wrapper, if you like.